I would have never believed 45-50 years ago I would see this day! Back then, kids could be kids, out enjoying the fresh summer air, respecting their parents and other adult figures, respecting the flag and getting a decent education. Getting spanked was not a crime and people in my family believed in the Bible saying “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. Parents could be parents and Dads word was the rule. I believed in that because my Daddy served and I still look up to him to this day! The entire family does, hes still going strong at 80. In any case I have faith Trumps going to bring us back, if only a small part to begin with, a little of the age of Respect, Morals, and our American Values.
Washington’s Farewell “The Voice of Prophecy, foretelling events & warning us of the evil to come.” -Pres. Andrew Jackson, 1837
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolken describes man’s insatiable lust for “the Ring of Power”:
“Always remember Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found.”
Power wants to concentrate.
In a real sense, George Washington held that ‘Ring of Power’ and gave it up…twice.
The first time was whenWashington resigned his commission as General of the Continental Army in 1783.
The American-born painter Benjamin West was in England painting the portrait of King George III. When the King asked what General Washington planned to do now that he had won the war.
Benjamin West replied:
“They say he will return to his farm.”
King George exclaimed:
“If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the…
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